Apply to become an Associate

Qualifications of Applicants

Harvard University’s Program on U.S.-Japan Relations seeks applications from highly motivated scholars and professionals to conduct research in residence during the next U.S. academic year (September–May). Candidates should have well-conceived research projects and demonstrate leadership qualities with strong potential for contributing to U.S.-Japan relations and international dialogue on Japan's global role. The successful candidate should enjoy working independently and make the best possible use of their time at Harvard for their professional and personal growth. For non-native speakers of English, English language competency will be considered as part of the evaluation criteria.

The Application Form

Applicants must submit the completed Application Form and Financial Form to, by December 15. 

Please be sure to retain a copy of your application for your own records. A selection committee will choose who is to be admitted to the Program, and its decisions will be announced in February.

The Financial Form

Applicants should submit a financial form along with their application. Please contact the Program ( to request the financial form.